Cholesterol is the most important component of human blood because it participates in various chemical and biochemical processes. Without an organic compound, the normal functioning of the body is impossible. About 70% of the substance produced by the liver, the rest enters the body along with food.
Cholesterol is referred to as insoluble fat-like substances. To digest, the component binds to proteins, resulting in the formation of lipoproteins. They differ in mass and density. To assess lipid metabolism analyze the ratio of LDL and HDL - low and high density lipoproteins.
The growth of LDL is a threat of atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke. Therefore, this indicator should always be monitored, especially for diabetes. There are many ways to help bring down the harmful cholesterol - pills, proper nutrition, sports and folk remedies.
So, how to reduce blood cholesterol at home? Consider the most effective folk remedies based on medicinal plants and products - lemon, garlic, oats, etc.
Oats from high cholesterol
To check your cholesterol level, you can contact the laboratory and take tests, or do it yourself. There are special analyzers that measure glucose, cholesterol, hemoglobin, and triglycerides at home.
Oats are an indispensable source of carbohydrates, proteins and fats of vegetable origin. It helps to normalize the metabolism, cleans the blood vessels of atherosclerotic plaques, has a positive effect on the concentration of sugar in the blood.
Daily consumption accelerates the utilization of harmful cholesterol in the liver cells, improves the functionality of the gastrointestinal tract. The product has a positive effect on the immune status, brain activity.
Recipes to fight high LDL levels:
- Pour 400 g of oatmeal with 200 ml of water at room temperature. Insist in a cool room for a day, periodically interfere. After filter out. Put the solution on the fire, boil for 2-4 minutes, stir constantly. When thickened, remove from heat, allow to cool. Accepted several times a day after meals, 150 ml. This recipe normalizes lipid metabolism, promotes weight loss for women and men;
- Pour one cup of oats into a thermos and pour 250 ml of boiling water. Insist 24 hours, filter. Take every day in the morning before breakfast, the dosage for one application - 250 ml. Duration of treatment is 10-15 days. Reviews note that the level of cholesterol is reduced by 15-20% of the initial indicators, diabetics blood glucose decreases.
Oats are a useful and natural cereal, which is successfully used in the complex therapy of atherosclerosis. It helps to lose weight, accelerates metabolic and carbohydrate processes in the body of diabetics.
Consumption in renal failure and hypersensitivity is not recommended.
The use of propolis for atherosclerosis
A bee product has many therapeutic properties.
It helps to remove not only harmful cholesterol from the body, but also normalizes the work of the digestive tract, gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system. The product has an antibacterial effect, therefore it fights against pathogenic microorganisms.
Based on propolis tincture is prepared.
For its preparation you will need 5 g of the main component and 100 ml of alcohol or good vodka. The beekeeping product is poured with alcohol-containing liquid, closed with a tight lid. Insist on the future medicine for three days.
After 72 hours, the medicine should be well shaken, filtered. Features of the use of propolis tincture:
- Take the drug for half an hour before meals.
- Dosage - teaspoon, diluted in ordinary water.
- Drink for three weeks, after a 7-day break, repeat.
In total, the course of therapy lasts 3 months. Side effects do not develop. But before using you should make sure that there is no allergic reaction. The described recipe helps to get rid of high cholesterol in diabetics.
It is allowed to use propolis in its pure form - the patient is given 3-5 g per day. To get the desired result, the bee product must be chewed for a long time - at least 20 minutes, preferably an hour. Not everyone likes the taste - there is a bitter taste.
Lemon and garlic treatment
If the content of harmful cholesterol in diabetes is above the permissible rate, then the patient is immediately recommended to remove cholesterol-containing products from the menu, to go in for sports - if the diabetic has no medical contraindications, use folk remedies. Only in the complex can normalize values.
Lemon and garlic are a good combination to help bring out LDL. Contraindications to the use: severe pathology of the liver and kidneys, acute diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, ulcerative lesions of the stomach, intestines, duodenum, allergic to citrus fruits.
With the help of products prepare decoctions, tinctures and tinctures. During treatment, you must strictly adhere to the recommended dosage.
Recipe for cholesterol helps to bring down:
- Grind 4 lemons in a meat grinder with the peel;
- Add 4 heads of medium-sized garlic to the lemon mixture (also chop);
- Fill the mixture with water so that the liquid is one centimeter higher than the mass;
- Insist night in the fridge;
- To eat 50 g of the mixture per day;
- The course of treatment is 1-2 months.
To improve the condition of the blood vessels in diabetics and to reduce the level of LDL garlic tincture will help. Finely chop 150 g of garlic, add alcohol. Insist in a dark place for ten days. Filter before use. Drink a tablespoon before meals, washed down with lemon juice, diluted with water in an equal ratio. The course of treatment is 40 days, you can repeat in 1-2 months.
To lower cholesterol and blood sugar, use the recipe:
- Twist through a meat grinder 6 lemons with peel, 4 heads of garlic.
- Add to the mixture 300 ml of liquid honey.
- Pour warm (not hot) water, insist two weeks.
The output will get a thick syrup. Take a tablespoon before breakfast. The course of treatment is no longer than two weeks. The tool normalizes lipid metabolism, the work of the cardiovascular system, cleans the vessels from pathological deposits.
Garlic-lemon drink: in 250 ml of water add 1 clove of garlic in the form of gruel, squeeze the juice of half a lemon, mix. Drink every morning during the month before breakfast.
Contraindications include problems with the digestive tract and the digestive tract.
Medicinal herbs to reduce cholesterol
Note that not a single prescription of folk remedies will help to urgently reduce the indicator of cholesterol in the blood. And there are no medications that could "boast" of this property. Relatively fast effect give medicinal plants.
In many medicinal plants that are used for unconventional treatment, contains such a component as lecithin - this substance is characterized by the ability to dissolve atherosclerotic deposits. It is strange that lecithin is a fat-like compound, but acts as a cholesterol antagonist.
Herbs also contain many vitamins and mineral components that positively affect the work of the heart, blood vessels, increase the immune status and improve the activity of the central nervous system in diabetics.
The use of herbs provides the following therapeutic effects:
- Plants help reduce cholesterol production;
- Reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the intestines, which comes with food;
- Accelerate the process of removing harmful substances from the body (the effect is due to the content of plant fiber).
Linden flowers - the most popular tool, due to the effectiveness in the treatment of high LDL. The flowers are collected during the flowering period, then dried and crushed to a powder. Powder consumed by one teaspoon three times a day, you can drink it with plain water. The treatment lasts a month, after a week break, repeat again.
For diabetics who do not like powder, it is recommended to brew tea. At 250 ml of water a tablespoon add a spoonful of dried flowers. Insist half an hour in a sealed container. Apply several times a day. The course is one month. After this time, not only decreases LDL in the blood, but also improves the condition of the skin.
The treatment uses dandelion. Remarkably, all parts of the plant - leaves, root, stem, flowers - have the ability to lower cholesterol. The recipe uses the root of the medicinal herb. It is necessary to grind to a state of powder. Consume a teaspoon before meals, frequency - three times a day. The course is a month. Dandelion improves the digestive process, as it has a choleretic agent.
Herbs Normalizing Cholesterol:
- Liquorice root.
- Hawthorn fruit.
Red clover effectively cleans the blood vessels. A teaspoon of raw materials is poured boiling water - 250 ml. Insist in a sealed container for 1 hour. Strain.
Take 10 ml three times a day, the therapy lasts 2 months. After a week break, you can repeat.
Treatment of folk remedies
If you add beans and peas to your diet, foods will help lower LDL. They are prepared like this: for the night you need to pour 100 g of legumes with water. In the morning drain the liquid and pour fresh. After cooking until cooked. Eat in two doses. The course of therapy is 21 days. To prevent increased gas formation when boiling in water, a pinch of baking soda is added - literally at the tip of the knife.
To normalize the cholesterol profile, diabetics are advised to consume red rowan berries. They remove bad cholesterol from the blood, help reduce sugar, improve overall health. Eat 5-10 pieces before meals three times a day. The course of treatment for 5 days, after a week break, repeat.
Grind dried licorice root. Add in 500 ml of boiling water 40 g of the main component and cook on low heat for 20 minutes. Take a decoction of 50 ml after each meal, the treatment lasts three weeks. A month later, repeat in the same dosage.
Nontraditional therapy methods:
- Golden mustache. On the basis of the component is prepared tincture, using a fresh leaf of the plant. Its length is 20 centimeters. Cut into small pieces, pour 1000 ml of boiling water. Insist 24 hours. Filter out Store in a dark container on the bottom shelf in the refrigerator. Take a tablespoon 20 minutes before a meal. The duration of treatment is 3 months. In addition to reducing LDL, golden mustache reduces blood glucose in diabetics, promotes the resorption of cysts, improves liver function;
- Sinyuha blue. Pour 20 g of plant rhizomes with 250 ml boiling water, bring to a boil, boil for 2-5 minutes. Allow to cool naturally, strain with gauze. Drink a tablespoon two hours after meals and immediately before bedtime. The duration of the treatment course is 3 weeks. The recipe normalizes blood pressure, has a calming effect.
Reducing the level of low-density lipoprotein helps collection on the basis of medicinal herbs. You will need black chokeberry and hawthorn berries, buckthorn bark, seaweed, chamomile pharmacy, motherwort leaves and succession, lingonberry leaves, corn stigmas. The components are taken in a ratio of 3: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2: 2. For the preparation of the infusion will need 25 g of the mixture, pour 300 ml of hot water. Boil in a water bath for 10 minutes, insist hour. Take 100 ml after each meal. Admission is carried out within a month.
It is recommended to supplement the treatment with natural juices. The most effective mixture of drinks: mix ½ cup of juice of carrots, beets, horseradish. Add 100 ml of liquid honey and lemon juice. Take a tablespoon an hour before meals. Reduced cholesterol is observed after a month of use.
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